ILLINOIS FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER

Pursuant to the authority granted to the Chief Judge by Article VI, Section 7(c) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois, the Judicial assignments in the Fourth Judicial Circuit for the period from July 2, 2018 until further order of the Chief Judge, are as follows:

CHRISTIAN COUNTY

JUDGE BRADLEY PAISLEY
All criminal, traffic, juvenile matters; and Drug/Mental Health/Veterans Court.

JUDGE AMANDA ADE-HARLOW
All civil matters.

CLAY COUNTY

JUDGE MICHAEL MCHANEY
All matters (Monday, Wednesday & Friday); and jury trials.

CLINTON COUNTY

JUDGE STANLEY BRANDMEYER
All matters not assigned to Judge Sanders.

JUDGE ERICKA SANDERS
Juvenile matters and Drug Court (Thursday afternoon).

EFFINGHAM COUNTY

JUDGE KEVIN PARKER
All criminal, traffic and juvenile matters.

JUDGE JAMES EDER
All civil matters.

JUDGE ERICKA SANDERS
Drug/Mental Health/Veterans Court (Friday).

FAYETTE COUNTY

JUDGE M. DON SHEAFOR
All criminal and traffic matters.

JUDGE J. MARC KELLY
All civil matters.

JASPER COUNTY

JUDGE MARTIN SIEMER
All matters (Tuesday & Thursday); and jury trials.

MARION COUNTY

JUDGE MARK STEDELIN
All criminal and traffic matters; and Drug Court.

JUDGE JEFFREY DELONG
All civil matters.

JUDGE ERICKA SANDERS
All juvenile matters (Wednesday).

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

JUDGE JAMES ROBERTS
All criminal and traffic matters.

JUDGE ALLAN LOLIE 
All civil and juvenile matters; and Drug Court. (Monday through Thursday)

-AS ASSIGNED BY CHIEF JUDGE (Friday)

SHELBY COUNTY

JUDGE DOUGLAS JARMAN
All matters not assigned to Judge Lolie (Monday through Thursday).

JUDGE ALLAN LOLIE
All daily matters and Drug Court (Friday).

 

ADDITIONAL ASSIGNMENTS

 

1)         Circuit Judge Daniel Hartigan, Circuit Judge Douglas Jarman (Friday), Circuit Judge Kimberly Koester, Circuit Judge Michael McHaney (Tuesday-Thursday), Circuit Judge Joel Powless, Circuit Judge Martin Siemer (Monday-Wednesday-Friday), Associate Judge Christopher Matoush, and Associate Judge Ericka Sanders (Monday-Tuesday) will be assigned by the Chief Judge’s Office. All other Circuit and Associate Judges will be subject to special assignment as ordered by the Chief Judge’s Office.

2)        The Chief Judge’s Office will make a Judge available to cover any Judge’s assignment when that Judge is on vacation.

3)         The Chief Judge’s Office will make a Judge available to cover daily calls when a Judge is conducting a jury trial, except for Christian County, which will be scheduled for one-daily judge settings during civil jury trial weeks (four per year); Fayette County, which will be scheduled for one-daily judge settings during all jury trial weeks; and Montgomery County, which will be scheduled for one-daily judge settings during civil jury trial weeks.

4)         No Judge will be available to cover in the event a Judge goes to a seminar. In such instances, the Judge shall clear his or her calendar for that particular day or days.

5)         A Judge who has a conflict with a particular case assigned to him or her pursuant to this Administrative Order shall make arrangements with another Judge assigned to hear matters in the county in question to hear the conflict case. The Judge with the conflict shall hear the other Judge’s cases while that Judge hears the conflict case. If there are no other Judges assigned to the county in question who can hear the conflict case, the Chief Judge’s Office shall be contacted for the issuance of an Assignment Order assigning a Judge from outside the county in question to hear the conflict case.

6)         If a Judge not regularly assigned in a particular county is specially assigned to hear a conflict case in that county, the Judge who had the initial conflict shall make himself or herself available for assignment by the Chief Judge’s Office during the time the conflict case is being heard.

7)         All Judges, and the reporters assigned to them, shall promptly notify the Chief Judge’s Office of their availability for special assignment whenever their daily or trial matters are continued, settled or otherwise delayed.

8)         The Judge hearing criminal jury trials in each county will be responsible for impaneling the Grand Jury and Grand Jury proceedings. The Judge hearing daily criminal matters is designated to hear all criminal expungement proceedings.

9)        No cases shall be set that will run past the hour of 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019; Friday, July 12, 2019; and Friday, October 11, 2019, so that all Judges may attend a regularly scheduled judges’ meeting on those dates.  

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